With non-renewable energy sources in India, such as coal, petroleum and natural gas, on the verge of extinction, the need to tap into renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy has risen considerably.

Although a number of NGOs and individuals have taken the lead, the government

To take stock of water bodies in the city, including ponds that have been filled in and encroached upon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is planning to map them.

The environment ministry

To collaborate in research in petroleum biotechnology
In a unique initiative and partnership, state-run Oil India Limited (OIL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) for research and collaboration in petroleum biotechnology and new and renewable energy sources. The MoU was signed by B. N.

For all those who believe in saving money and yet do their bit for the environment in their own little way, this might be a chance to explore all the cost effective, eco-friendly and renewable energy and energy efficient options available.

The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) has organised a special thematic exhibition at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon from April 28 to 30.

Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said Harsiddhi Heights apartments in Worli was the first structure to be served a notice under Section (5) of the Environment Protection Act for violation of CRZ 1991 norms.

Announcing the new CRZ notifications in January 2011, Ramesh had said the MoEF would be issuing a directive to all state governments under Section (5) of the Environm

Builders in Mumbai have sensed an opportunity to obtain permission for more construction area.

Rising farm wages, which have a major impact on food prices, may force the government to devise a blueprint in which agricultural work is included under a widened ambit of a government's flagship job surety scheme, a key government official said.

"We may need to come up with some sort of a special agreement for wage payment to beneficiaries working on farms since they are privately owned," Asho

A green agri-business project for the India

In the era where farming no longer remains profitable and the number of farmer suicides is increasing, it is hard to imagine urban youth take agriculture as a profession.